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Backcountry Tunes, I’ll pass

Today, The Daily Dirt reviewed this portable speaker system, and opened with this comment: “At the end of a hard day’s backpack, it’s natural to want to unwind around a fire with a cold drink and your favorite tune”.  Actually no, I don’t want to unwind with a tune of any sort, especially not one… Read more »

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Walking on Water

  “No Felt Soles by 2011”, is the cry for policy change sponsored by Trout Unlimited.  This banning of felt soles  is met with some controversy by anglers.  Those opposed to switching to felt soles suggest  felt soles to merely be the scapegoat of poor sanitation habits, but studies provide evidence that felt soles move… Read more »

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White Bass Spawn 2010

 Catching white bass hooked me on fishing.  Dustin has caught these beauties for years; as for me, I am still considered a novice.  The first year we were together I read while he fished.  I just enjoyed being outdoors, and I didn’t want to get in his way.   White Bass only spawn for just a… Read more »

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Eye Candy…Super Fly Style

While wasting high quality study time, I happened upon a website of spectacular natural photography, nature porn if you will.  Talented and a lover of the outdoors, this photographer captures great shots from the Yellowstone River and around the world.  The website is aptly named, Photography on the Fly.  At last, I have breathtaking visuals… Read more »

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I dream of you, Yellowstone River

Let the countdown begin!  In 57 days we travel to the Yellowstone River.  I am desperately trying to keep a clear head for my finals, but to no avail.  My thoughts drift nowhere else but to “Paradise Valley”.  We decided on this location a few nights ago, so perhaps the excitement shall die down in… Read more »

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Another reason we love our Osprey packs

Osprey released their 2009 sustainability report.  This company seems to really be putting effort into their sustainability practices by doing things a little differently.  Treehugger gives a good break down of Osprey’s 2009 environmental achievements.  Check ‘em out! Also don’t forget Osprey offers the All Mighty Guarantee: they will fix packs no matter what!  Should… Read more »

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Eleven Point River: Cane Bluff to Whitten

By far our favorite river to float in Missouri is the Eleven Point River.  It is the only National Wild and Scenic River in the state.  The scenery is breathtaking, the water a beautiful aquamarine after Greer, and it is also a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream.  Richard’s Canoe Rental is our outfitter of choice.  Jerry,… Read more »

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Kaintuck Hollow

This section of the Mark Twain National Forest houses an abundance of natural beauty including: a spring fed lake, a 175’ natural bridge and a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream.  Also here, however, are plenty of traces left behind by prior visitors.  Seeing trash remnants on the trail is disheartening; it takes  very little effort to… Read more »